Family and legacy

The Ultimate Father’s Day Present

Every Mother’s Day, my wife and her girlfriends have a tradition: They book a fancy restaurant and get all dressed up, looking a million bucks … And then? They offload the kids onto their husbands and spend the rest of the day drinking champers together! So for Father’s Day this...

Family and legacy

The Ultimate Father’s Day Present

To celebrate Father’s Day yesterday, I want to close with something that’s becoming a bit of a tradition. It began in 2014 when we lost everything in a bushfire. Today, almost all our stuff has been replaced. Almost. You see, my wife’s father died a few years before I met...

Family and legacy

Do this for your Dad

Saturday at our house is father-and-son day. Usually that means running around chasing chooks, manhandling the sheepdog, and getting as dirty as possible. However, when our house burned down (a couple of years ago) we found ourselves holed up temporarily in the city — so I was forced to improvise....

Family and legacy

Who taught you about money?

Right now I’m on holidays with my family in Bali. The last time Liz and I were here, we were newlyweds without a care in the world. I’d romantically feed her strawberries and we’d laze by the pool, armed only with our bathers, towels and a frosty beer. “Tapas?” Liz...

Family and legacy

Who You Should Have Voted For

Happy new financial year! Actually, the start of the new fiscal year won’t be that happy for everybody. I’ve always thought that politics was showbiz for ugly people, and the weekend’s non-election had more twists and turns that an episode of House of Cards. It seems like the only real...